The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has hailed the judgement of the Supreme Court on the case involving Godwin Obaseki of Edo State.
Naija News earlier reported that the Supreme Court in a unanimous judgement on Friday dismissed the certificate forgery case against Obaseki for lacking in merit and awarded a punitive fine of N100 million against the APC and its co-appellant.
The apex court in its lead judgement delivered by Justice Emmanuel Agim held that the prosecutors failed to prove their case against the Edo State Governor.
Reacting to the verdict via a statement on Friday, PDP spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan, described the apex court verdict as a triumph of the people’s will.
Ologbondiyan added that those who attempted to swindle the people of Edo State with a false certificate forgery case have been put to shame.
The statement reads: “The PDP asserts that the verdict of the apex court in throwing out the petition of All Progressives Congress (APC), is a resounding reinforcement of the popularity of the PDP and Governor Obaseki in Edo state, as firmly established in the election.
“The party urged Governor Obaseki to continue in his commitment towards the development of the state and the wellbeing of his people in line with the manifesto and ideology of the PDP; the very reason he was overwhelmingly re-elected as governor of the state.
“The PDP is proud of Governor Obaseki for the empowerment of the people as well as massive infrastructural development of Edo state in critical areas of healthcare, education, agriculture and food production, oil and gas, industrialization among others.
“The party also commended the judiciary for its courage in upholding justice and the will of the people in the Edo governorship election.”